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  • n. Obsolete form of flan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sort of flat custard or pie.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sort of flat custard or pie.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • In addition to the fish-soup, they had wine-soup, water-soup, ale-soup; and the flawn is reinforced by the froise.

    Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine

  • Thus your crew can keep their galley, you can build yourself a new one in your roundhouse, the officers can use the quarterdeck one, and Alexander will turn into something like a ship rather than a slaver, ye fat flawn!

    Morgan’s Run

  • And whoever this ghastly genteel apparition was, I know a killing gentleman when I meet one; everything about this oily fat flawn - his dandy elobber, his polite irony, the leer in his voice when he spoke to Annette - suggested a graduate of the Starnberg-Ignatieff school, and probably all the more vicious for being a flabby cripple.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • I knew that fat fucken flawn Sinclair had your tools, so as soon as the court rose I took him by the collar and told him I had an informer willing to give evidence that he’d stolen a chest of tools belonging to the convict Richard Morgan.

    Morgan’s Run


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  • The word (and meaning) has given us flan, and indeed the schmancier of us pronounce this dessert as 'flawn'

    October 20, 2010